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Jongara (1973)
"Tsugaru jongarabushi" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  20 December 1973 (Japan)
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Credited cast:
Kyoko Enami ...
Isako Nakazato
Akira Oda ...
Tetsuo Iwaki
Mihoko Nakagawa ...
Yuki
Kô Nishimura ...
Tamezo Tsukamoto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôjirô Hongô
Hideo Sato ...
Kanayama
Minori Terada ...
Yutaka
Haruko Toda ...
Waki, Yuki's grand mother
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Dislocation in a country village
9 August 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This tale begins in a slow and confusing manner. A young girl is being asked about a man with whom she was keeping company, as her grandmother plays a lament on a shamisen. Then the focus changes to a couple arriving from Tokyo - the woman returning to her home, the man an escapee from the yakuza. The man doesn't seem to mind when the woman sells her favours to tourists at the local bar, just as she seems to take his attentions to Yuki, a blind girl, with equanimity.

It takes until well into the second half before the story gels, and it is worth the effort to get there.

Laments accompanied by the shamisen feature prominently in the soundtrack and they illustrate the story well. Also, they sound great. The songs point to what Yuki's life would be like, had she lived in an earlier age.

There are terrific performances from most of the actors, particularly Kyoko Enami as the put-upon prodigal trying hard to do the right thing. The cumulative effect of the music, the story slowly gelling, the touching portrait of a small town drained of its fit young people and the performances makes this film, though no classic, certainly worth the effort.


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